Regulatory Reform

The Chamber recognizes the need for smart regulations to ensure workplace safety and protect public health. But with a $2 trillion price tag in compliance costs and an increasing number of huge and complex rules, it’s clear the regulatory system isn’t working the way it should.

Americans deserve a working regulatory system that is fair for everyone, takes into account the views of communities and businesses, evaluates the impact rules will have on jobs and small businesses, and protects our economic and personal freedoms.


  • Work with the administration and individual agencies on the various regulatory relief programs initiated by the administration.
  • When necessary, defend the regulatory relief actions both through the formal rulemaking process and ensuing litigation.
  • Continue to push for improved regulatory analysis in the rulemaking process, including the adoption of such analysis by independent agencies.
  • Advocate for broad-based regulatory reform, especially the enactment of the Regulatory Accountability Act.
  • Advocate for permanent reforms to the often-abused “sue and settle” process, especially enactment of the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMay 26, 2021 - 2:00pm
The building of the Federal Trade Commission in downtown Washington DC.

Pushing Back Against FTC Overreach

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking, through legislation, authority it is not supposed to have.

Above the FoldFeb 23, 2021 - 12:30pm
U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

The Dirty Little Secret About Litigated Mergers

Legislators and economists are actively debating the government’s role in reviewing mergers. Here is what you need to know.

Above the FoldFeb 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

The Business Community Needs Regulatory Certainty Now More Than Ever

The new administration is rolling back a policy of fairness and transparency.

Above the FoldJan 25, 2021 - 10:45am
Judge's gavel and law books

Unlocking Antitrust: Evaluating Vertical Mergers

The run-down on vertical mergers under current antitrust law.

Above the FoldJan 22, 2021 - 10:00am
East View of the U.S. Capitol Building

Unlocking Antitrust: Evaluating Horizontal Mergers

Our SVP of International Regulatory Affairs Sean Heather breaks down everything you need to know about antitrust and horizontal mergers.

Above the FoldJan 19, 2021 - 3:15pm
Small business owner retail

States Focus on Pro-Business Policies to Attract Companies, Talent

Check out our key takeaways from our Policy Power Hour: State Issues, National Impact on Jan. 15, 2021.

Above the FoldDec 08, 2020 - 11:45am
antitrust imagery

Unlocking Antitrust: 3 Reasons Why Simplicity is Antitrust’s Greatest Strength

Here are three reasons why the simplicity of existing antitrust laws are also the laws' greatest strength.

Above the FoldMay 27, 2020 - 4:00pm
Sabre-Farelogix antitrust case

What the Sabre-Farelogix Case Tells Us About the Future Of Antitrust Law

Various antitrust jurisdictions across the globe are considering big changes to their antitrust laws that could stray from sound economics.

Above the FoldJan 20, 2020 - 9:00am
Solar energy farm in Nebraska.

The Key to a Clean Environment and Strong Economy

Updating the National Environmental Policy Act is necessary to realign the implementation of the law with its original mission.

Above the FoldDec 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Congress Takes Key Steps to Propel American Businesses Forward with End-of-Year Legislation

Take a look at some of the Chamber's priorities that will be come law before the end of the year: